Former actress Nichelle Nichols is heard screaming for her life in a new video obtained by Atlanta's CBS46 News. The 86-year-old Star Trek icon is in the midst of a battle with her son over her estate.
Gilbert Bell says he is Nichols' longtime friend and manager. He claims her son, Kyle Johnson, has bad intentions. He provided the station with video of a meeting with Nichols.
In the video, Nichols who suffers from dementia, is seen looking over documents while discussing her son's request for conservatorship over her estate.
She says, "I didn't give permission to have conservatorship over me. I didn't know what he was doing."
Nichols adds, "I'm the boss of me Gil, he's not the boss of me."
That's when Johnson enters the room and says, "Mother, we are going home."
Nichols is heard screaming "Help! No! No! No! You get your hands off me. You're trying to get rid of me."
The video was filmed on April 23.
Johnson told CBS46 his mother doesn't have a manager, but he declined to comment or deny allegations made against him.
Sources with the Los Angeles Police Department tell CBS46 they are investigating allegations of elder abuse.
Nichols, who is Black, made history when she shared an onscreen kiss with Captain James Kirk (played by William Shatner) just one year after the U.S. Supreme Court deemed interracial marriage legal.